Refrigerator Buyer Guide

Decision to buy refrigerator play an important role for middle class family person as refrigerator plays an important role in serving daily needs.

In this helper guide we will let our viewers take best decision keeping both budget and quality of product in consideration.

Top Refrigerator Brands in India with good after sales services with ranks as below:

1. Samsung
2. LG
3. Whirlpool

Hence any refrigerator buyer must look to buy refrigerator with in above mentioned brands only.

Next Comes which model to buy for specific brand.

Here comes list of refrigerators with features that can be considered for buying:

 

Brand: Samsung

1. Samsung 212 L 3 Star ( 2019 ) Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(RR22M272ZS8, Elegant Inox, Inverter Compressor)

Samsung 212 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator comes with energy efficient Digital Invertor Compressor.This refrigerator comes with Smart Connect Inverter function during power cuts and is compatible to run on solar energy as well. This elegant refrigerator model comes with a Stabilizer Free Operation and Safe Clean Back making it perfect for your home. This refrigerator gives you enough space to keep variety of food and veggies fresh for long. So Bring home this Samsung's refrigerator and guarantee yourself complete peace of mind with 10 Year Warranty on Compressor

Specifications:

  • Model    RR22M272ZS8

  • Energy Efficiency    3 Star Rating (2019)

  • Capacity    212 Liters

  • Colour    Elegant Inox

  • Voltage    100 Volts

  • Defrost System    Direct Cool

  • Door Orientation    Single-Door

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

Price: Under Rs 20000

2. Samsung 253 L 4 Star ( 2019 ) Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (RT28M3424S8/HL, Elegant Inox, Inverter Compressor)

Samsung 253 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator comes with energy efficient Digital Invertor Compressor. This refrigerator comes with Smart Connect Inverter function during power cuts and is compatible to run on solar energy as well. The model comes with a Stabilizer Free Operation and Safe Clean Back. This refrigerator gives you enough space to keep variety of food and veggies fresh for long. So Bring home this Samsung's refrigerator and guarantee yourself complete peace of mind with 10 Year Warranty on Compressor

Specifications:

  • Model:   RT28M3424S8/HL

  • Energy Efficiency :   4 Star Rating (2019)

  • Capacity:    253 Liters

  • Refrigerator Fresh Food Capacity:    184 Liters

  • Freezer Capacity:    69 Liters

  • Special Features:    Inverter

  • Colour:    Elegant Inox

  • Defrost System:    Frost Free

  • Shelf Type:    Toughened Glass

Price: Under Rs 30000

3. Samsung 415 L 4 Star ( 2019 ) Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (RT42M553ES8/TL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)

Digital Inverter Tech - Advanced Digital Inverter Technology allows to make precise cooling adjustments & keep food fresh for longer. It senses temperature changes & adjusts the compressor speed, reducing energy wastage. Twin Cooling Plus - This revolutionary technology uses independent cooling systems, with separate airflows in the fridge & freezer. This allows independent temperature control for the fridge & the freezer.

Specifications:

  • Model    RT42M553ES8/TL

  • Energy Efficiency    4 Star Rating (2019)

  • Capacity    415 Liters

  • Form Factor    Standard Double Door

  • Special Features    Inverter, Convertible

  • Colour    Elegant Inox

  • Defrost System    Frost Free

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

Price: Under Rs 45000

4. LG 260 L 4 Star ( 2019 ) Inverter Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator

(GL-T292RASN, Amber Steel)

Buy the all new LG GL-T292RASN 260L double door frost free refrigerator that comes with the auto smart connect technology that helps connect your refrigerator to home inverter without any manual supervision. Key features include: linear cooling, inverter linear compressor, dual fridge, auto smart connect and much more.

Specifications:

  • Model    GL-T292RASN

  • Energy Efficiency    4 Star Rating (2019)

  • Capacity    260 Liters

  • Installation Type    Free-Standing

  • Form Factor    Standard Double Door

  • Special Features    Inverter, Convertible

  • Colour    Amber Steel

  • Voltage    230 Volts

  • Defrost System    Frost Free

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

  • Material    Stainless-Steel

Price: Under Rs 30000

5. Whirlpool 265 L 4 Star ( 2019 ) Inverter Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator (IF INV CNV 278 ELT (4S), German Steel)

Enjoy the new standard of freshness with 3 intellisensors and AI Microprocessors, Designed to give you long-lasting freshness, the all-new range of Whirlpool IntelliFresh refrigerators is powered by an AI Microprocessor & 3 Intellisensors-a weather sensor, a usage pa ern sensor and a load sensor. They sense, adapt and control the cooling inside the refrigerator, keeping food fresh for longer.

Specifications:

  • ​​Model    IF INV CNV 278 ELT GERMAN STEEL (4S)

  • Energy Efficiency    4 Star Rating (2019)

  • Capacity    265 Liters

  • Annual Energy Consumption    190 Kilowatt Hours

  • Refrigerator Fresh Food Capacity    190 Liters

  • Freezer Capacity    75 Liters

  • Special Features    Inverter, Convertible

  • Colour    German Steel

  • Defrost System    Frost Free

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

  • Material    Steel

Price: Under Rs 25000

6. Whirlpool 240 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 263D PROTTON ROY ALPHA STEEL (N), Alpha Steel) (Most Recommended)

Protton's unique 3 door format offers benefits that no other refrigerator in it's class has. It provides the largest* 32 L fruits and vegetables storage space, prevents odour mixing and ensures better cooling retention owing to 3 separate zones for different storage needs.

 

Protton world series is powered by 6TH SENSE ActiveFresh Technology ensures up to 2X freshness to your fruits and vegetables - by preventing excessive ripening, maintaining their natural moisture and preventing 99.9% bacterial growth. The refrigerator's unique 3 door format gives you an exclusive bottom drawer – the Active Fresh Zone – for fruits and vegetables.

 

This prevents odour mixing keeping fruits and vegetables fresher for a longer duration. Zeolite Technology prevents excessive ripening of fruits and vegetables by absorbing ethylene emission from them.

 

This reduces the sugar content of fruits and vegetables thereby ensuring up to 2X more freshness. 

Specifications:

  • Model    FP 263D PROTTON ROY ALPHA STEEL (N)

  • Capacity    240 Liters

  • Installation Type    Free-Standing

  • Part Number    FP263D PROTTON ROY

  • Form Factor    Multi-Door

  • Colour    Alpha Steel

  • Defrost System    Frost free

  • Door Orientation    Multi-door

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

  • Number of Shelves    3

Price: Under Rs 25000

Basic Knowledge about Refrigerators:

The refrigerator works on the basis of three technical aspects, compression, condensation, and evaporation.

 

Normally, you find two distinct compartments inside the present-day refrigerator. The refrigerator compartment is the one where you find the temperature at 
around 3 to 5 degrees above the freezing point of water.

 

The freezer box is the compartment where the temperature is maintained below the freezing point of water. 

 

Refrigerator Types:

 

Single Door Refrigerators:

 

  • As the name suggests, you have only one door for the entire appliance. The freezer box is a part of the bigger compartment.

  • This refrigerator has its individual advantages and disadvantages. The obvious advantage is the price. 

  • It is comparatively cheaper than the other types of fridges available in the market.

  • The disadvantage is that these refrigerators tend to accumulate frost in the freezer compartment. 

  • Hence, this necessitates defrosting the refrigerator on a frequent basis.

  • Single Door Refrigerators recommended for families having budget under Rs 10000. But its always recommended to invest in Double door refrigerators.


Double door Refrigerators:

 

  • In Double door refrigerator, you have two distinct compartments having individual doors.

  • The freezer box is independent of the main refrigeration unit. Such refrigerators prevent the formation of frost and hence known as ‘Frost Free refrigerators’. 

  • There is a separate heating element that prevents the formation of frost.

  • These fridges are very popular since last 10 years. Available in capacities over 240 litres, they can cater to various requirements. 

  • Naturally, they consume more electricity than the single door models. However, the efficiency levels are greater.

Based on the location of the freezer compartment, there are 4 variants of the more than single door refrigerators:

  • Top mount Refrigerator

  • Bottom mount refrigerator

  • Multi Door Refrigerators

  • Side by Side Refrigerators

Most popular among all 4 is Top mount Refrigerator from Samsung and LG and Multi Door refrigerators from Whirlpool. Both refrigerators model mentioned above for better buying decision for our viewers.

Also since last few years, there are few other features which gets popular among buyers. These are:

1. Conversion facility
This feature allows you to convert the freezer into a fridge and vice versa depending on your usage. 
The main advantage of this facility is that it can increase the storage capacity of the refrigerator.

2. Inverter technology
It works on the simple principle of optimizing the power of the compressor unit.

In the normal refrigerator, the compressor alternates between the on and off position at regular intervals. This can consume a higher amount of electricity because the compressor works at a single speed.

The inverter technology allows the compressor to work consistently at different speeds and deliver the necessary output depending on the cooling load.
At stable temperatures, the electricity saving is definitely more in the range of 20 to 40%.

3. Overcome power cuts
There is a new technology available today that enables the refrigerators to keep the contents cool and fresh even during the power cuts. 
These refrigerators can maintain the freshness for a period ranging from 2 to 7 hours during a power cut. Of course, the price is on the higher side.

4. Environmentally friendly refrigerators
The most common refrigerant in use is CFC. However, this refrigerant is not environmentally friendly. 
Some of the best alternatives in use are the R134a and the R600a.

7. Whirlpool 330 L Frost-Free Multi-Door Refrigerator

(FP 343D PROTTON ROY (N), Steel Onyx)

Energy efficient as unbelievable as it is, the all new protton world series consumes lesser energy than a CFL, making it one of the most energy efficient refrigerator in its class. T and C Apply. As compared to a 60 watt CFL.

Specifications:

  • ​​Model    FP 343D PROTTON ROY STEEL ONYX (N)

  • Capacity    330 Liters

  • Annual Energy Consumption    207 Kilowatt Hours

  • Refrigerator Fresh Food Capacity    255 Liters

  • Freezer Capacity    73 Liters

  • Form Factor    Multi-Door

  • Colour    Steel Onyx

  • Defrost System    Frost Free

  • Shelf Type    Toughened Glass

  • Material    Steel

Price: Under Rs 35000